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Resource Documents: Wales (12 items)


Unless indicated otherwise, documents presented here are not the product of nor are they necessarily endorsed by National Wind Watch. These resource documents are shared here to assist anyone wishing to research the issue of industrial wind power and the impacts of its development. The information should be evaluated by each reader to come to their own conclusions about the many areas of debate. • The copyrights reside with the sources indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations.

Date added:  February 4, 2014
Aesthetics, Tourism, WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Penderfyniad ar yr Apêl | Appeal Decision: Pentre Tump

Author:  Wales Planning Inspectorate | Arolygiaeth Gynllunio

Site address: Land at Pentre Tump, South-East of Llanfihangel-Nant-Melan, New Radnor, Powys The appeal is made under section 78 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 against a refusal to grant planning permission. The appeal is made by REG Windpower Limited against the decision of Powys County Council. The application Ref P/2012/0779, dated 29 June 2012, was refused by notice dated 13 December 2012. The development proposed is construction of 3 wind turbine generators with a maximum height to . . .

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Date added:  February 3, 2014
England, Property values, WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Gone with the wind: valuing the visual impacts of wind turbines through house prices

Author:  Gibbons, Stephen

Abstract. This study provides quantitative evidence on the local benefits and costs of wind farm developments in England and Wales, focussing on their visual environmental impacts. In the tradition of studies in environmental, public and urban economics, housing costs are used to reveal local preferences for views of wind farm developments. Estimation is based on quasi- experimental research designs that compare price changes occurring in places where wind farms become visible, with price changes in appropriate comparator groups. These comparator . . .

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Date added:  October 15, 2012
Health, Noise, WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Unexplained Low Frequency Noise

Author:  Griffiths, Emyr

Note:  Technical papers distinguish infrasound (below 20 Hz) from low frequency noise (20-200 Hz), since 20 Hz is the lowest sound frequency considered by “experts” to be audible to humans. I have used the term Low Frequency Noise (LFN) in this document to refer to all sound frequencies below 200 Hz since I do not know what spectrum of low sound frequencies my wife is capable of hearing. Executive Summary On behalf of my wife and other people who are . . .

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Date added:  July 6, 2012
Noise, Regulations, WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Grŵp Blaengwen submission on the control of wind turbine noise to the Petitions Committee of the National Assembly

Author:  Dubé, Stephen

I’m chairman of Grŵp Blaengwen, an association of nearly 60 people living in and around the village of Gwyddgrug, Pencader. The group was formally established after consent was granted for the Alltwalis wind turbine development, which became operational in October 2009. We monitor the effects of this installation, gather evidence on wind power generally and more recently campaign against plans for a further 28 turbines up to 145-metres high – the Brechfa Forest West project. Other wind power stations are . . .

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